Which used Peugeot 2008 estate should I buy?
Entry-level Access models come with air-conditioning, electric front windows and cruise control. But we would suggest spending a bit more and getting an Active model, because it comes with alloy wheels, a colour touchscreen, Bluetooth and a DAB radio. It is good value for money since you get all you really need.
Allure adds 17in alloy wheels, rear-parking sensors, climate control and rear electric windows. GT Line (facelift only) has unique alloy wheels, leather, black chrome on the outside and a panoramic glass roof. As we have said earlier, the glass roof robs headroom and isn’t worth spending more to get.
If you need a diesel, then go for higher-output versions because they come with six-speed gearboxes. The diesel engine can be noisy at higher revs and the extra ratio in the gearbox helps quieten things down. Since these higher-output versions have similar fuel economy to the lesser model, you should have similar running costs.
We prefer the small 1.2-litre petrol for the 2008, though, because it is more refined than the diesel and it is quite economical too. If you spend most of your time in town and you can accept the limitations of only having 81bhp, you’ll find lots of examples on the used market.